Millennium Media has cast British actress Hannah John-Kamen for the title role in ‘Red Sonja’ directed by Joey Soloway. Hannah John-Kamen, who starred as a villain in Ant-Man and the Wasp and was a lead in series Brave New World, will star in Millennium’s long-gestating sword and sorcery feature
Hannah John-Kamen has also garnered international critical acclaim for her work across television, film and stage, working with some of the most prolific and respected names in the industry. She recently wrapped production on Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City and has starred in the Netflix Original series The Stranger, Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One and Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp.
RED SONJA is based on the sword and sorcery comic book of the same name by Dynamite Entertainment. Based on the heroine created by Robert E. Howard and adapted by Roy Thomas. ‘Sonya’ was the name of the character originally before Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith worked her into Marvel Comics’ Conan the Barbarian comic in the early 1970s and was an amalgam of several characters from Conan creator Robert E. Howard. The character, fiery and strong enough to go toe-to-toe with Conan while refusing his advances, proved popular enough to get her own book, continuing to this day even as the Howard and Conan licenses have moved through several companies. Millennium is saying their movie is based on the comic published by Dynamite Entertainment.
“Hannah is a very talented actress who we’ve been following for years and she IS Red Sonja. Her range, sensibilities and strength are all qualities we have been looking for and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this journey together,” said director Joey Soloway who also co-wrote the script with Tasha Huo, the screenwriter who is showrunning and executive producing the upcoming animated Tomb Raider series for Netflix and Legendary.
Jeffrey Greenstein, President of Millennium Media continued, “Hannah’s talent and take for Red Sonja, combined with Joey’s vision for the film is the perfect pairing to bring this reboot to life.”
Mark Canton (300, Power) and Courtney Solomon (After) are Producers.
Millennium’s Avi Lerner, Boaz Davidson, and Trevor Short are exec producing along with Luke Lieberman on behalf of Red Sonja LLC, and Nick Barrucci of Dynamite Entertainment. Dorothy Canton is also an executive producer.